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Topic: BIOLOGY

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: armure, from Latin armatura; ARMATURE

armour

noun
     
ar‧mour British English ; armor American English [uncountable]
1PM metal or leather clothing that protects your body, worn by soldiers in battles in past times:
a knight wearing a suit of armour
2PM a strong metal layer that protects military vehicles:
armour-clad warships
3HB a strong layer or shell that protects some plants and animals

➔ a chink in somebody's armour

at chink1 (3)

➔ a knight in shining armour

at knight1 (4)
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